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Superman: New Krypton, Vol. 3 (Superman: New Krypton Saga #3)

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Following the events of the "New Krypton" crossover, the Man of Steel has had to embrace his past to ensure humanity's future. And while a devastating armed conflict with Earth may have been averted, keeping the peace will be Superman's greatest challenge yet. Now The Man of Tomorrow has decided to live with his newfound people on a brand-new world. But can he keep peace b ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 16th 2010 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jeff
Nov 25, 2015 Jeff rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix
Superman has to make a choice between Clark Kent and Kal-El – Earth and New Krypton - being Superman or being just another Kryptonian schmoe. Because General Zod (view spoiler) is now back as Krypton’s protector and Kal-El wants to keep close tabs on him, it’s a no-brainer – it’s New Krypton or Bust!



New Krypton is no paradise. Ruled by elite guilds, there’s a growing unrest amongst the laborers for more representation and less hardship. And everybody has super powers, but Kal-El
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Gavin
Aug 30, 2013 Gavin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
At the end of Volume 2, Kandor constructed it's own planet using Brainiac's technology, and put their new home into orbit on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth. Kal's aunt Alura handed control of the defense of New Krypton to General Zod, who she freed from the Phantom Zone. Superman decided to chose New Krypton, mostly to keep his eyes on Zod, and in doing so, left the Earth. On the new homeworld, Kal was drafted into the military under Zod's command.

The Guardians of Oa noted this new plan
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Alan
Apr 16, 2011 Alan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In many ways the James Robinson/Greg Rucka take on what would happen if a 100K beings with Superman level powers appeared is the flipside of Robert Kirkman's (The Walking Dead) Invincible. Instead of being hell bent on conquest the Kryptonians are bent on building a new life on the planet they are terraforming. While I am not pleased that that the writers have tossed out most of John Byrne's imagining of Krpytonian society, I do appreciate that they are trying to integrate parts of Byrne's work ...more
Paul Riches
Jan 14, 2013 Paul Riches rated it really liked it
It was the last great pre-TheNew52 Superman storyline. It was supposed to entertain and enlighten and energize the Superman books for years to come. It was one of the most massive, interconnected tales of Kal-El ever told.

And I thoroughly enjoyed it.

And I think I was one of the few who did.

And that is a complete shame.

Superman New Krypton is a storyline that takes place over almost two years worth of Superman, Action Comics, Supergirl, Superboy, World of New Krypton, Adventure Comics and various
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Two Nerds Talking
Dec 13, 2014 Two Nerds Talking rated it really liked it
Continuing the New Krypton story-arc, Volume 3 really picks up the pace and takes the story in an exciting new direction.

Grieving the death of her husband Zor-El, Allura-El, Aunt of Superman and mother to Supergirl releases General Zod and his compatriots from the Phantom Zone and grants the General control of the New Krypton military.

Superman of course isn't really happy about this and tries hard to convince his Aunt that Zod isn't the military protector all of Krypton sees him to be. But All
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M
Aug 09, 2014 M rated it liked it
The society of Kandor gains its own focus in the third collection of New Krypton from DC Comics. With Kandor having been established as its own planet opposite Earth, Superman opts to reside on New Krypton and keep an eye on Zod. Placed into the military guild to serve under Zod's command, Kal-El quickly begins to mix his Earth philosophies with his Kryptonian heritage in order to better the new society. With non-lethal strategies, diplomatic solutions, and conflict resolutions, Kal-El begins to ...more
Nicholas
Jul 17, 2011 Nicholas rated it liked it
Getting better. Maybe it's because Greg Rucka joined the writing crew. This chapter was much more compelling because it deals with the internal politics of New Krypton and Clark's adjustment to life there. I like that he's a bit of a rebel, that he's integrated into Kryptonian society and left Earth with the intention of overthrowing the caste system, neutralizing the influence of Zod and winning the hearts and minds of a planet of Supermen. Where this book succeeds and the previous two did not, ...more
Kyle
Sep 01, 2012 Kyle rated it really liked it
Shelves: dcu
There's nothing like a courtroom trial to build tension between characters. In this volume, Supes returns to New Krypton, embracing the race of people that he hails from; but, also, presumably, to keep an eye on General Zod. The Guardians of Oa, a little late in discovering, realize that there is suddenly a new planet in sector 2814, and so send a couple Lanterns and Ion, to gather intel. They discover that Kal has a new role on his new home planet, and that there is some mystery surrounding the ...more
Blindzider
Apr 18, 2016 Blindzider rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Nearly identical to V2, this was predictable. It's not badly done, just nothing original. You still feel as if Kal El has some plan and is working undercover. It also seems the author wants to give you a sense of how Kryptonian society works (having multiple guilds all run by a council) but to what end I'm not sure.

One thing I did like was a short story at the end dealing with Zod, Ursa, and Non. I'm not versed in everything Superman but the story deals with a relationship between Non and Jor El
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TJ Shelby
Mar 26, 2010 TJ Shelby rated it really liked it
Shelves: dc
James Robinson continues his great story and brings in Greg Rucka to help collaborate. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Having Zod continue in his Kryptonian hero role while many are still apprehensive about the "outsider" Superman is totally fascinating. You know at some point it will explode but the story is still engaging until the confrontation(s).

Interesting themes about loyalty to self vs loyalty to country and/or superior rank. Superman (while awaiting trial for treason which is punishable by de
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Rick
Jun 26, 2012 Rick rated it liked it
You know what's frustrating? Having events between volumes of a series happen somewhere else. Between the end of volume 2 and the beginning of this volume, it's obvious a number of things happened off-screen to set up where volume 3 begins. What this means is some unresolved plot lines from volume 2 were (I assume) resolved elsewhere to set up the playing field here. Barring that, this chapter of the story is enjoyable enough, even if it sticks to cliched plot points and is a bit heavy handed wi ...more
Nicolas
Sep 02, 2011 Nicolas rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Man, I am really loving this run of Superman. It's hard to figure out how to read the trades in order, but it's totally worth it. It's interesting how they are expanding the Krypton mythos and fleshing out some characters, like Alura, who have been footnates in the Superman saga. This was really a great read. I'm not a huge fan of the art, but that's minor. Anyway, check this series out.
Tyler
Oct 31, 2011 Tyler rated it really liked it
Superman has rejected Earth in favor of New Krypton, seeking to prove that General Zod is up to no good. On New Krypton, Superman is one among 100,000, his powers outweighed by theirs. He uncovers a mystery deeper than the one he came to investigate. There is something more sinister going on.
Patrick Day
Jan 02, 2015 Patrick Day rated it liked it
An improvement over previous installments in this story, mainly because of the exploration of New Krypton society and politics.
Ron
Oct 02, 2013 Ron rated it liked it
Not as good as volume 2 but continues an intriguing story.
Adam
Dec 11, 2011 Adam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Pace is picking up. Also Superman is really coming to grips with loyalty. Is Earth's greatest hero no longer going to be on the side of human kind? Love it.
Craig
Nov 18, 2016 Craig rated it really liked it
The story is entertaining, but I really enjoyed the images of new krypton! It's really awesome! Now onto the final volume!
John Yelverton
Aug 07, 2011 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
This book series just keeps pushing you closer and closer to the edge of your seat as the conclusion looms over the horizon.
Shannon Appelcline
Jul 10, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, comics-dc
I had high hopes for New Krypton, but the placement of Kal-El in such a subservient role ended up feeling very awkward. However, the story was regaining its balance toward the end of this volume.
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James Robinson is a British writer, best known for his work in comic books and screenplays. He is well-known for his encyclopedic knowledge of comic book continuity, especially regarding the Golden Age of comic books. His earliest comic book work came in the late 1980s, but he became best known for his revitalization of the character Starman for DC comics in the 1990s. In addition, he has written ...more
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